Gerald McCoy does not feel that Dak Prescott is struggling
Don’t try to tell Tampa Bay defensive lineman Gerald McCoy that Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott is struggling.
In McCoy’s mind, Prescott’s shaky play recently is an aberration, and the Cowboys, who will host Tampa Bay on Sunday night, are as good as ever.
“He’s having a great rookie year, man,” McCoy said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “One of the top quarterbacks in the league this year and is very patient. Doesn’t let the rush affect him and he’s not really flustered that much. People are making such a big deal over two games or one game, whatever. They said, ‘Oh, the past [three] games the Cowboys are struggling.’ I think people just need something to write about. They lost one game in that span. One. What are they, 11-2? Golly, man.
“You lose one game and now you’re not the same team anymore? So what? I hope people are not basing predictions on what’s going to happen off them having struggles. They’re still the same team, they’re still the dominant team they’ve been.”
Thus far, the Cowboys seem to agree with McCoy. Tampa Bay is clearly intent on ensuring that they take the threat Prescott poses seriously instead of banking on another underwhelming performance.